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Medicaid Planning: What is the Medicaid lookback period?

When application for medicaid nursing home benefits is made, medicaid requires the applicant to disclose any gifts made during a certain period leading up to the application. In Alabama, that period of time is 60 months (5 years). This 60 month period of time is commonly known as the medicaid lookback period. Any gifts or transfers of assets for less than market value made during the lookback period may result in a transfer penalty.

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